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DAYTONA BEACH – Nobody knows the Daytona International Speedway road course better than Hurley Haywood. As one of the most-accomplished sports car endurance drivers of all time, he has logged more … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis unambiguously endorsed the return of college football Monday, noting that nothing in life comes without risk. “They want to play, and I support their efforts to do so. Not just … more
Shortly after the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, Chip Caray visited the plaza and watched grateful fans leave mementos at the statue honoring the Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray. The … more
The persistent perception is that Gov. Ron DeSantis is simply Donald Trump’s man in Tallahassee, but the Governor says that’s a “phony narrative.” DeSantis, in a one-on-one interview with … more
Editor: I have been a Florida Educator for many, many years and I love my job. It’s a calling for me, and like most teachers I know, I put my whole heart and soul into my work. We work closely … more
I read something on social media last week that struck me. It was a picture of a tree blowing here in Florida, and the caption read: “A hurricane is the only normal thing that’s happened all … more
To the editor:Florida’s rainy season extends from May through October, typically accounting for up to 70% of our annual rainfall totals. Our summer afternoon thunderstorms and tropical rains … more
WITH LOVE – Hey Grandma. Yes grandma. Not anyone else – I’m talking to you. I know you’re my biggest fan when it comes to my writing, so I knew if I wrote a letter to you here, you’d … more
NASCAR fans hold onto their memories like nobody else in sports. We embrace the way it used to be. We’re quick to criticize progress because it moves us one step away from the past. We don’t like … more
Dear Editor – A mandatory mask mandate within Green Cove Springs was defeated [July 14] in Emergency session. This meeting served as an example of local government and democracy at its finest. … more
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, a Republican, wants to put the brakes on the Republican National Convention next month, and national media is reporting it. “With less than forty (40) days … more
Five years ago, 2015• Calavo Growers signs a lease for the old Food Lion distribution center near Green Cove Springs. The company that manufactures fresh and frozen avocado products is expected … more
Editor: I am writing both as an employee and as a parent of two children who attend school in the district. I implore you to make masks a priority along with social distancing of at least six … more
Democrats, Independents will be denied the right to voteEditor:For a mere $25 filing fee, write-in candidates closed the Aug. 18 primary in three critical races: Superintendent of Schools, … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis disputed claims by Dr. Anthony Fauci that Florida “jumped over a couple of checkpoints” in haste to reopen the state. “There was really no justification to not move … more
My grandson earned the rank of Wolf in his Cub Scouts troop last Sunday. The ceremony was in a park and he was the only scout allowed to attend. He wore his face mask. His eyes squinted as he … more
Dear School Board Members, You thought you were done with me huh…… Not so fast. I am sending you this email to ask you to make a School Board Policy pertaining to the reopening of our … more
Editor: In Florida, a state which has seen alarming growth in COVID-19 cases, many are wrestling with the dilemma of reopening schools. I am urging the adoption of a face mask policy in Clay … more
STUCK IN LINE AT LOT J – I had to get a COVID-19 test and it was an awful experience. I recently saw my brother-in-law for a few hours on a Friday night. We kept our distance, wore our masks, … more
While not every hospital in Jacksonville is running out of ICU space, the one that the city’s most vulnerable rely on is getting dangerously close. Statistics from AHCA reveal that UF Health – … more
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